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Shelter (2008) Movie Information

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3362

Avg. Rating:

2.80/4

# of Ratings:

15

Genres:

Drama, Romance

Rating:

R

Language:

English

Theater Date:

03/21/2008

DVD Release:

05/27/2008

Director:

Jonah Markowitz

Actors:

Tricia Pierce
Trevor Wright
Matt Bushell
Christina Blevins
Cherese
Caitlin Crosby

 

 

 

 

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05/08/2008 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Gimme "Shelter"

There's much to like in this gay coming out story, but somehow it left me wanting more.

I said this a while back about the surplus of gay flms as they became more common and stopped being a novelty: at some point they're just as likely to be stereotypical and derivative as straight films.

I guess it's been some time since I've seen a coming out story, and the specific situation(s) in "Shelter" seemed fairly original. But all these movies end up in the same place, especially if they want to be crowd-pleasers. In striving to do so, "Shelter" was not authentic to me.

I actually felt sorry for the main character who wants to settle down so quickly and be a "family". I mean, he's just acknowledged that he's gay: he's not going to have a chance to sow his wild oats and experience wh...

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